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'Stars!' was a complex 4X game in the mold of Master of Orion. It was a fantastic game from the mid-90's written by an independent group. It was distributed using the shareware model with the upgrade key available for purchase. After it finally got retail distribution, it disappeared.

Does anybody know what happened to it?

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+1 for asking about Stars! This game ate up wayyyyy too much of my youth. Fantastic game, though. Always wanted to get a network game going but never did... –  Pandincus Nov 27 '10 at 0:22
    
+1 Stars! was so much fun. –  michael Jun 10 '11 at 20:44
    
Stars! always looked to me like an update to the DOS-based game Planets. I loved both and still have my Stars! serial number saved, if only I could find a working disc... –  mghicks Oct 18 '11 at 4:53
    
+1 What a great game... I'm going to have to try to find a copy this weekend. –  edsobo Dec 1 '11 at 19:11
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

According to the one retail outlet I found for it, Empire Interactive isn't making it anymore.

Sources:

http://www.starsfaq.com/fileinfo.htm

http://stars.lelv30.net/

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